The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has commended the Nigerian Military for its gallantry, patriotism, dedication and supreme sacrifice in securing the nation.
Onu made the commendation, when the delegates of the Nigerian Legion led by its Secretary-General, Air vice Marshal Adekunle Adebola (rtd) paid him a working visit recently, in Abuja.
“The present administration and the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology are determined to work with the Military to make sure that insurgency is defeated.”
The minister further went down memory lane to highlight the contributions of Nigerian soldiers in the first and second world wars.
Earlier, the Air vice Marshal (rtd), Adekunle Adebola said that the Nigerian Legion is a body empowered by Federal Government to oversee the management of all welfare issues, of veterans who have disengaged honourably from the Nigerian Army, Navy and Air force.
He stressed the need to support the Nigerian Legion so that the memories of the falling heroes are kept alive and provisions made for their families, dependants as well as well as look after the well-being of the injured, the physically challenged, the aged and the traumatised among them.